Discussion Thread: Internet Life

I republished "Getting Real" in anticipation of this discussion thread, in which I want to invite a discussion about the ways the internet compliments our offline lives. I've recently read a(nother) handful of pieces about how the internet is inherently bad for and/or subversive of human interaction, and yet many people, myself among them, clearly have lives enhanced by access to the internet, in myriad ways, from forging friendships to providing access to educational and social justice resources with which we might not otherwise come in contact to the peculiarities of internet communication allowing parts of our personalities to flourish that offline life doesn't.

There are, to be sure, drawbacks to interacting with other humans on the internet, but this is a thread for discussing the ways in which our lives are enriched by it.

Have at it.

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